Marijuana Addiction And Withdrawal
Contrary to what some people believe, it is possible to become dependent on marijuana. As with most substances, the brain and body adapt to the presence of marijuana as it is used with increasing frequency. And so, when use stops, withdrawal symptoms can set in. The good news is that while these symptoms are uncomfortable and, at times, frightening, there has never been a recorded death from marijuana withdrawal.
Nonetheless, it is better to stop your use of marijuana under the guidance of a medical professional, especially if you have coexisting health conditions that could be exacerbated by the withdrawal symptoms, or if you have been using marijuana in conjunction with alcohol or any other substance.
The most common marijuana withdrawal symptoms include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Irritability and agitation
- Anxiety, depression and mood swings